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The combination of grass and cedar makes for a beautiful terrace design and place to relax.

Cedar Condo Balcony With Grass

Artificial grass has come a long way and our friends at Design Turf are always there to supply us with terrific artifical grass.  This grass was their Natural 60 which is really quite incredible and I defy anyone to tell the difference except this stuff you don't have to cut!

This condo balcony in the heart of Toronto was designed using cedar on one side and artificial grass on the other.  The idea was to have a soft place for their child to run around as well as some nice decking to remind them of the cottage.

The cedar portion was installed using a staggered pattern to give the feel of a real deck (which it is) and was stained using Natural Cedar from Sansin stains.

 

 

 

 

Lots of great inspiration from the folks in Asia in how to make a small balcony beautiful!

Grass With White Stones Balcony

Another in our series of beautiful balconies, this grass with white stones balcony is from 15 Engaging Asian Balcony Designs That Will Inspire You.

We have lots of beautiful artificial grass we can now use that is nothing like the old turf.  It last a long time and gives you a cushy feel underneath the feet.

In this design they also use some nice dark wood (which would also be nice as flooring) all around and together with the grass, makes the white stones really stand out. Lots of inspiration to be gathered from Asia!

Using a variety of materials on even a small balcony can create different spaces to enjoy your terrace. Stone is great under BBQ's and grass is loved by all but most of all your pets!

Grass and Stone Combo

Grass and stone combination with composite and even a green wall.

This grass and stone combination (with composite and a green wall) was built for a lovely client in downtown Toronto.

The grass is laid over an ultra-base solution that allows water and air flow and also provides a bit of a cushion that gives it a real "lawn" feel.  The customer's golden retriever immediately started rolling around and enjoying his new lawn!

The stone concrete pavers provide a solid base for the BBQ and allow for easy cleanup as well if there are any spills.

Instead of the standard glass partition with the neighbour, we installed a simple wooden wall and the customer began the process of turning it into a "green" wall with hanging planters.  A lovely idea!

The composite completed the final third of the balcony and provides a place for the heavier furniture and for entry into the condo.

Decking with Planters and Grasses

A wonderful client who requested a total remake of her balcony with some privacy screens added to the mix.  They decided on amazon grey decking from TruNorth Composites (my favourite composite company) and we custom built three planters for the space as well.

Just after installation and before the grasses started to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

The planters were designed with an open space at the bottom to provide some storage.  The planters themselves were dressed up with birch branches and some Karl-Foerster grasses to provide some privacy from nearby condo buildings.

The customer was thrilled with the installation and had this to say:

A huge thank you to Tim for turning my balcony into an oasis.  The new flooring and planters are fantastic!  Throughout the process, Tim was detailed, punctual, organized, clean and the best of all, he puts a ton of effort and enthusiasm into his work.  Thank you for the amazing work Tim and I would not hesitate to recommend you.

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